"People think of me as bubbly, bouncy Carrie - the motivational vocal coach on Fame Academy working with stars like Lemar, Will Young and Melanie C. But life is not always bright for me. I have my moments of struggle. Moments when my IBD (inflammatory bowel disease -- in my case Crohn's, but IBD also includes Ulcerative Colitis) gets me down. When I can't eat with the kids because I'm on the elemental diet, moments when slapping on the facepaint is a struggle because I'm so exhausted or in constant pain, moments when my husband takes me out for a romantic dinner and eats alone whilst I'm stuck on the restaurant loo. Times like that, I'm glad I'm able to talk to someone at Crohn's and Colitis UK (NACC) - it helps to know that together, we can work to make a difference and help others to find their inner strength to face the future -- it isn't always easy. If you have IBD or know someone who has -- tell them to contact NACC -- there's friendly help and support available for all ages, with understanding people at the other end of the telephone line ... just call!" - Carrie Grant Colitis and Crohn's are inflammatory bowel diseases that can have a devastating impact on education, work, social and family life. They can strike at any age but young people are most at risk and there is no known cure. Crohn's and Colitis UK offers much-needed information and support to the 250,000 sufferers in the UK, and also funds vital research. Further information can be obtained at: http://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk
To find out more visit ► http://crohnsandcolitis.org.uk Twitter ► https://twitter.com/CrohnsColitisFR Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/crohnsandcolitisuk To donate, please visit ► http://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/content/fundraise/donationForm.asp Everyone's journey with Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis is different. If you would like more information or support please call us on 0845 130 2233 (Information Service) or Crohn's and Colitis Support (emotional support and listening service) on 0845 130 3344 For more information for young people, visit ► https://www.meandibd.org.uk Of 18,000 people who will be newly diagnosed in the UK this year with Crohn's or Colitis (inflammatory bowel disease or IBD), over 10,000 will be aged under 29 years of age.
Subscribe to BBC News www.youtube.com/bbcnews Bryony Hopkins , who was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease at the age of 4, discusses her condition and the ongoing research. Recent figures uncovered by Radio One's Newsbeat show a significant increase in the amount of young people admitted into hospital with the digestive condition, Crohn's Disease. Dr Sally Mitton from St George's Hospital says, "We know that there are many genes that predispose someone to get Crohn's disease. But we also know that lifestyle factors like eating a lot of junk food or taking many courses of antibiotics may make it more likely to happen." Subscribe http://www.youtube.com/bbcnews Check out our website: http://www.bbc.com/news Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bbcnews Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bbcworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/bbcnews
This animation describes the cause, symptoms, and factors in the development of ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). To learn more visit http://www.YouAndIBD.com
Carrie and David Grant on the sofa with Ruth and Eamonn